I am an employee at a medium-sized tech company. I have no hiring authority, but somehow several recruitment agencies have acquired my company email address and occasionally send to me unsolicited messages containing CVs of contractors/consultants who work in my field.
Usually, I simply ignore such messages. However, recently I have been considering leaving my permanent employment to transition to freelance contracting/consulting within my field. I'm tempted to open the CVs I have received in order to gain insight into how others have structured the documents, and to compare my experience with people already in the market.
I'm quite sure there would be no practical downside for me, and I couldn't possibly be "caught", but I'm not sure if it's ethical.
Would it be wrong for me to open these documents purely for my own information?
P.S. Based on the emails (and standard recruitment practise) I assume the CVs themselves have been anonymised.